law.com – Electronic Data Discovery Primer.
Surprisingly, many attorneys fail to do any electronic discovery because of concerns that it is costly, time-consuming and complicated. The irony: It is usually wildly cheaper to conduct discovery electronically.
New computer forensic techniques allow the cost effective and safe recovery of evidence normally invisible to the user. What used to cost tens of thousands of dollars can now be done for less than $5,000 using trained computer forensic examiners.
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Knowing where to get help is an important part of your successful electronic discovery plan. Because of the growing demand, many legal vendors are retooling their businesses to include electronic discovery. There are a variety of services now available including electronic discovery consultants, computer forensic investigators, and litigation support services offering electronic document conversion, scanning, indexing and online repositories. [Privacy Digest]